The Dolphins have released Brian Hartline to save $3.15 million against the cap. This comes a couple of days after a report stated that the Dolphins are looking to trade Mike Wallace. Hairline's production dipped in part to the increased role of Landry as the safety target, something that Hartline had been known for the last few seasons.
The question now arrises what the Dolphins do next. From how the season ended and from recent reports I would have to guess that we have seen the last of Wallace in a Dolphins uniform. This would free up a lot of cap space especially since last season the Dolphins had the highest paid wide receiver group in the NFL. And then there is the question on what happens to Gibson next. He has had trouble staying on the field and he could also be released to free up even more cap.
We would have to wait to see which of the free agent wide outs will be resigned and which ones will be available. I would also expect us to draft a wide out in the first three rounds if we do not make a big splash in free agency. In a season in which we want to see Tannehill progress, possibly not having 3 of the top targets from last season wouldn't help. But who knows maybe Hartline was released because Wallace worked everything out with the coaches.
UPDATE: Brandon Gibson has been released as well. Total this saves 6.4 million in cap space
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Friday, February 27, 2015
Posted by Richard Machado